Michael Bay Re-Dreaming 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'

January 31, 2008

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So, you know how A Nightmare on Elm Street exists, yet somehow hasn't been remade outside of its innumerable sequels? Well, Michael Bay apparently just noticed this glaring incongruity, and is planning to relaunch the series under his Platinum Dunes production company (named after these really awesome, really valuable dunes).

Transformers director Michael Bay and his partners at the Platinum Dunes production company have been tasked by New Line Cinema to "relaunch" the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

Wes Craven’s 1984 slasher classic gave the world the iconic Freddy Krueger, who haunted a total of nine films and two TV series. According to Variety, the new outing will represent a "complete overhaul" of the Nightmare concept.

And lest you forget, Platinum Dunes already has a restart of Friday the 13th coming in May, so soon all of your fond memories of the slasher films of the '80s will be replaced by shinier, stupider versions. Who needs original ideas when someone already came up with a scarred guy with a claw on his hand?

Thanks to some guy with a hilariously racist pseudonym for the link.

Michael Bay to relive A Nightmare on Elm Street [The Register]

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